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Renew Membership in October and Save!

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ASMP would like to offer you a special member renewal rate for 2021. We are committed to creating great programs for you in 2021 as a member of the ASMP community to support you and your business needs as you maneuver these difficult times.  Your early commitment to renewing your 2021 membership will provide you with a lower renewal rate, and help us lock in educational programming and discounts for products or services you use…

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Expert Advice: Photographer Scams

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Varun Raghupathi at Wonderful Machine] Online scams are nothing new. These days, as schemes get more and more elaborate, it seems that anyone can fall victim, and photographers are no exception. In recent weeks, several of our members received emails containing what looked like an interesting assignment. The sender, purportedly an editor named “Jack Moss” from anothermag.com, found the photographers on Wonderful Machine and asked them to produce a fashion shoot. But some details did not quite add up…

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Greg Miller Has Photographed Recent History’s Most Important Elections. Here’s How He Did It.

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Cross-posted from Feature Shoot. [By Ellyn Kail]  “Over the last few years, Greg Miller has covered more than half a dozen elections. Since 2004, he’s visited countless polling locations. He’s experienced disappointments and triumphs–as a voter, a citizen, and a witness to history in the making.  Election days are among the hardest subjects Miller could have chosen to photograph; they require permissions and come with restrictions, and, at the end of the day, there’s no…

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Building an Archive

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Cross-posted from Communications Arts.  [By Joshua Rashaad McFadden] “Joshua Rashaad McFadden, a visual artist and assistant professor of photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, uses portraiture and archival imagery to explore identity, masculinity, history, race and sexuality. A Rochester, New York, native, McFadden holds a Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Elizabeth City State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2017, McFadden was recognized as…

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Tom Stoddart: Documenting Extraordinary Women

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Cross-posted from Amateur Photographer.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of esteemed photojournalist Tom Stoddart’s entry into an industry on which he has left an indelible mark. “‘With the conflict pictures, I concentrated mainly on Sarajevo because I spent four years there during the siege. The place means an awful lot to me, and so do the people. With relation to women, if we take Sarajevo as an example, many women died in the siege…

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Pricing & Negotiating: Real Families for a Technology Client

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor. [By Craig Oppenheimer, Wonderful Machine]  The latest in a series of blog posts about the negotiations, proposals, and invoices, along with the results that Wonderful Machine posts periodically on aPhotoEditor, which includes the docs themselves. “Creative/Licensing Fees: The photographer came to me having never done a commercial assignment with an ad agency or a client of this size before. His previous work focused on family portraits and reportage, and that was exactly…

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